BONUS 128: Baby Quest Foundation

BONUS 128: Baby Quest Foundation

Today’s Guest:

Today’s bonus episode guest is Pamela Hirsch, co-founder of the Baby Quest Foundation.
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Secondary Infertility & Endometriosis: Kally’s Story [SUCCESS]

99: Secondary Infertility & Endometriosis [SUCCESS]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s success story is about a woman named Kally. She’s a 35-year-old digital graphic designer who loves to bake. She met her husband through one of her best friends, and now they are coming up on their 10-year anniversary. Although she was able to get pregnant with her first child relatively easily, it just wasn’t happening when they started trying for their second. After developing a strong relationship and routine with an acupuncturist for about 9 months, they headed off to a reproductive endocrinologist who ultimately diagnosed her with endometriosis. Join us to hear how she fell into a pit of despair following two miscarriages, and they eventually became pregnant on their own after several IUI cycles.
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BONUS 127: Supporting Your Partner Through Male Factor

BONUS 127: Supporting Your Partner Through Male Factor Infertility

Today’s Guest:

Today’s bonus episode guest is Dr. Maria Rothenburger, a psychotherapist who specializes in infertility. If you haven’t already listened to it, she shared her personal infertility story in Episode 18.
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Dual Factor Infertility: Charlotte’s Story [SUCCESS]

98: Dual Factor Infertility [SUCCESS]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s success story is about a woman named Charlotte. She’s a 34-year-old medical librarian, and her husband works in higher education, as well. As early as third grade, she wanted to be a mother when she grew up. After only three months of dating, her husband proposed and they were married a year later. He’s always had severe chronic illnesses, so even before infertility, they had been through a lot together and she questioned whether her dream of becoming a mother would be possible. Let’s listen to how they opted to use donor sperm after considering adoption and found success with IVF.
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BONUS 126: Infertility 101 & When to See a Reproductive Endocrinologist

Today’s Guest:

Dr. Allison Rodgers is board certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, and has been practicing medicine since 2004. She currently practices at the Fertility Centers of Illinois. Dr. Rodgers’ personal experiences with both secondary infertility and pregnancy loss have given her a unique insight into reproductive medicine in order to help you BEAT INFERTILITY. (more…)

Dual Factor Infertility: Aimee’s Story [SUCCESS]

97: Dual Factor Infertility [SUCCESS]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s success story is about a woman named Aimee. She’s a 30-year-old fraud investigator at a big insurance company. She met her husband in college and now they work for the same company, which works out well for both of them because they are best friends and enjoy being partners in all aspects of life. Both she and her husband received infertility diagnoses back when they were in high school, so they knew they might have a long road ahead of them. Join us to hear how they went straight to IVF with ICSI and found success with only a couple viable sperm.
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BONUS 125: Using Eastern Wisdom with Western Science

BONUS 125: Using Eastern Wisdom with Western Science

Today’s Guest:

Today’s bonus episode guests are the co-authors of Planting the Seeds of Pregnancy Dr. Lora Shahine, a reproductive endocrinologist with Pacific Northwest Fertility in Seattle, and Stephanie Gianarelli, a licensed acupuncturist and certified Chinese herbalist with Acupuncture Northwest.
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Male Factor Infertility: Adelle’s Story [SUCCESS]

96: Male Factor Infertility [SUCCESS]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s success story is about a woman named Adelle. She’s a 35-year-old high school teacher who knew from a young age she wanted to have kids and, in fact, planned her entire adult life around them. Her infertility journey spans the better part of a decade and multiple partners. Her ex-husband was a paraplegic and thus in a wheelchair when they met when she was just 20 years old. So, when they were ready to start a family in her mid-twenties, she thought it would be a simple matter of getting his healthy sperm into her. However, with infertility, it’s rarely so simple. Join us to hear how she became pregnant with twins via IUI following two failed IVF cycles with her ex and five IUI cycles and a miscarriage with her current husband.
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BONUS 124: Fertility Benefits at Work: Johnson & Johnson

BONUS 124: Fertility Benefits at Work: Johnson & Johnson

Today’s Guest:

Today’s guest is Paul Anthony, Head of Global Total Rewards and Workforce Analytics at Johnson & Johnson. As part of our series highlighting great places to work for employees battling infertility, we discuss the fertility benefits at Johnson & Johnson, how to score a job there, and more.

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Dual Factor Infertility: Tedi’s Story [SUCCESS]

95: Dual Factor Infertility [SUCCESS]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s success story is about a woman named Tedi. She’s 31 years old and met her husband on a blind date. Before infertility, she describes herself as uptight and, frankly, quite angry. She even goes as far as to say her long infertility journey made her forget the reason she even wanted to be a mom. Before she got married, she had a feeling they would have trouble conceiving, and this suspicion was confirmed after a year of trying on their own. Join us to hear how her journey spanned the better part of a decade and included both IUI and IVF before they ultimately became pregnant on their own.
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